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Draft Report and Decision

​The Board of Inquiry for the Northern Corridor Improvements proposal  released its Draft Report and Decision (dated 4 October 2017) on 9 November 2017.

In summary, the Board of Inquiry:

  • Confirmed Notices of Requirement relating to the Northern Corridor Improvements proposal subject to conditions contained in Volume 2 of the Draft Report and Decision; 
  • Granted Resource Consents relating to the Northern Corridor Improvements proposal subject to conditions contained in Volume 2 of the Draft Report and Decision.  

The Draft Report and Decision can be found here: 

Volume 1 - Draft Report and Appendices (pdf, 8.5 mb)

Volume 2 - Conditions (pdf, 1.1 mb)

Comments on the Draft Report and Decision 

As required under section 149Q of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Draft Report and Decision were provided to the New Zealand Transport Agency (the applicant), Auckland Council, all submitters, the Minister for the Environment, and the landowners and occupiers directly affected by the draft decision. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invited these parties to comment on minor or technical aspects of the report to the EPA.

The comments must be on minor or technical aspects of the report and may include:

  • Minor errors in the report;
  • Wording of conditions specified in the report; and/or
  • Omissions in the report (for example, the report does not address a certain issue).

Parties must not comment on the Board of Inquiry’s decision or its reasons for that decision. Any comments made by these parties outside of these guidelines will not be considered by the Board of Inquiry.

Commenting on the draft decision is optional and the parties may choose to not respond. If you are one of the parties invited to comment on the draft report, please use the form below to do this. 

Make sure you send your comments to the EPA no later than 5 pm Tuesday, 7 November 2017.

NCI Comments on Draft Decision form (word, 89 kb)

NCI Comments on Draft Decision form (pdf, 316 kb)

In accordance with section 149R(1) of the RMA, the Board will consider any comments received and then make its decision and prepare a final report.

You can email your comments to: northerncorridor@epa.govt.nz; or

Post to: Environmental Protection Authority, Private Bag 63002, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Or you can drop it into EPA reception at Level 10, 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. 

Note, if you send your comments by post, please make sure you leave enough time for it to arrive before the close date.